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Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family By May 29, 2018 Tags: , , 7 Comments

This was part of my daughter’s school work* last week: What about the thing that I am certain will happen today? I will have a rough blood sugar roller coaster.  – nope. That’s not a certainty.  Today’s been pretty mellow, to be honest. The temperature will be exactly 72 degrees and sunny today – nope. I live in New England….


It’s Just a Blood Sugar Check.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Emotions By June 2, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 10 Comments

Checking my blood sugar takes less than 30 seconds.  Truly – upcapping the bottle of test strips, inserting the strip, pricking my finger tip, squeezing blood onto the absorption pad on the test strip, waiting the five second countdown of my meter to see the result up on the screen, and then taking the strip out and turning off the…


What Influences Blood Sugar? (Hint: Everything.)

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Emotions, Real Life Diabetes By October 7, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 6 Comments

“So the food you eat makes your blood sugar go high, right? And the insulin makes it go lower?” I clearly remember asking this of my certified diabetes educator, way back in the day, as I was trying to make sense of the things that could influence my blood sugar. It wasn’t until I was a little bit older, with…